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      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        The Witches

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1983. Illustrations by Quentin Blake. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in pale blue morocco, titles to spine and front board onlaid in bright blue and blocked in black, pictorial onlay wrapped around front and back board copied from the dust jacket, twin rule to turn-ins in black, plain black endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. A wonderful example of The Chelsea Bindery's work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ceramica Decorativa dalle origini al Novecento

      Published by Franco Maria Ricci, Milan and Printed in Parma First Edition . Milan 1983. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original beautiful black silk covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, colour onlay and gilt lettering to the front cover. Folio 12'' x 12''. The handmade paper has been specially made at Fabriano in the pietro Miliani papermill. Contains 222 printed pages of English and Italian text with stunning full-page tipped-in colour plates, smaller tipped-in colour plates throughout, full-page colour photographs on black coated paper, tipped-in colour colophon. Number 2416 of 3000 Limited Edition copies bound in silk. Loosely inserted is a 'Controllato, Checked, Controlé' card. Fine condition book in Fine condition matching black clamshell box with paper title label to the spine of the box, unused and unopened new book. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 8821610047 CERAMICS [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        The Rudder of the Orthodox Catholic Church: The Compilation Of the Holy Canons

      W.H. Houldershaw 1983 - The hardcover book is very good with shelfwear, some wear to the binding and the owner's name inside. Issued without a dust jacket. A nice example of a very scarce resource. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MyFirstEditions]
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        The Dirty Mop : Unlimited Action Paintings and Poems. [Poems; Action Paintings; Jung Kwang's Travels; Ceramics; Lithographs]

      Berkeley : Asian Humanities Press ; Seoul : Po Chin Chai, 1983., 1983. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Inscribed by Author(s). 135 pp. : chiefly illustrations, some in color ; numerous photographs ; 35 cm. ; OCLC: 11766799 ; LC: ND2073.6.Z8 ; a rare collection of action photographs, ceramics and calligraphic paintings and lithographs executed by Jung Kwang, the Mad Monk ; " The present volume is an attempt to present a partial retrospective of his paintings including the latest work which has expanded into the use of lithographs....In 1980-81, he took an extended trip, his first to the U.S. and Europe, giving demonstrations of his painting style..."--preface ; "Jung Kwang, the painter, has his artistic roots firmly placed within a style of art that was nourished by the monastic communities of East Asia. Using only the brush and ink, monks made their art using rapid and yet disciplined brush strokes. The paintings only took seconds to complete; they could not be retouched or corrected; each was finished when the brush left the paper. As might be imagined, this style was particularly favored by the Zen schools. The paintings were used as a test for the state of enlightenment of the painter....Jung Kwang began to separate his art from this traditional school and with that separation came many questions about the value of his work. The controversies of his art continue to the present....Having introduced all sorts of new subjects into his paintings: bulls, guardian figures, roosters, fish, and, more shocking, penises on all the animals and even coming out of the head of Dharma, it is little wonder that the traditionalists were horrified..."--Introduction ; Jung Kwang's reputation as "The Mad Monk" is here fully represented by the use of color, non-traditional brushes and pens, even to the shocking photographs of him using his penis as th e brush on a series of paintings! ; he was ordained a monk in the Chongye Buddhist Order at Tong-do Monastery near Pusan in 1962 and practiced meditation under direction of Master Kuha, and was later a member of the Chongye National Council as its art consultant, but was then expelled in 1983, presumably for his movement away from traditional forms ; nonetheless, there are many who would consider the paintings in this book enlightened visual Zen koans of a sublime nature ; SIGNED presentation by Jung Kwang from 1986 on the front ep ; folio, bound in color pictorial stiff paper wrappers ; some wear, but otherwise VG. Very scarce, with only 25 copies known held by libraries worldwide. [This online listing contains text in Chinese and Korean fonts].

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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        The curate of Clyro / extracts from the diary of the Reverend Francis Kilvert ; selected and introduced by Meic Stephens ; illustrated with wood engravings by Sarah Van Niekerk

      Newtown (Wales) : Gwasg Gregynog 1983 - Physical description: [44] leaves ; 25cm. Subjects: Kilvert, Robert Francis (1840-1879) -- Diaries -- England -- 19th century -- Rural life. Church of England -- Clergy -- Biography -- Correspondence, diaries, etc. Robert Francis Kilvert was an English clergyman remembered for his diaries reflecting rural life in the 1870s, which were first published over fifty years after his death. Near fine copy bound in cloth-backed, decorated, paper-covered boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies - this is no. 227. Printed on Barcham Green Maidstone Light Toned hand-made paper. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Colour of Magic

      Colin Smythe 1983 - Gerrards Cross .A fine copy in fine wrapper with price sticker 7.95GBP and overlay on front flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Who Speaks for Wolf, a Native American Learning Story As Told to Turtle Woman Singing by Her Father, Sharp-Eyed Hawk.

      Tribe Of Two Press, Austin, Texas 1983 - 8vo - 23 x 23 cm.; 47 pp. This is a special edition of this book, number 17 of 110 copies, signed by both Spencer and Howell on the first blank preliminary page. It is inscribed and signed again on the half title page by the author. Accompanying the book is is a specially bound original stone lithograph called "Firewatcher" by Howell, which is signed and dated. Both volumes are in a slipcase which is in very good condition having a bit of minor soiling on it. Laid in the book is a typed sheet with a poem by Spencer called "Spirit Song". The book, lithograph and slipcase are bound in a brown cloth with gilt lettering on the cover of the book and lithograph; the slipcase has a pastedown title and illustration. Spencer, who died in 2000, was a Native American educator and founder of The Learning Way Center. "Who Speaks for Wolf" received the Thomas Jefferson Cup Award for quality writing for young people and is considered an Environment al Classic. Howell (1937-1997) was a well known Southwest painter, print-maker and gallery owner; a post-realist painter of Native Americans. Digital photos of any aspect are available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA]
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        Inédits manuscrits autres textes de Georges Brassens

      Editions Du Gresivaudan 1983 - 394 pp. Format: 27x38 - Illustré de 24 lithographies en couleurs sur double page d'après les peintures originales d'Eric Battista, toutes signées par l'Artiste, lithographiées par Claude Jobin. Tirage total 300. Exemplaire N°CCXI. sur vélin d'Arches. Tres rare ouvrage dans son coffret toilé. On joint un photo de E. Battista et G. Brassens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Domifasol]
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        John Lennon: Summer of 1980

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: Perigee 1983 - First Print. 111 pages. Illustrated throughout with black & white photos by Yoko Ono, Allan Tannenbaum, Paul Goresh, Roger Farrington, Bob Gruen, David Spindel, Michel Senecal, Jack Mitchell, and Lilo Raymond. Signed on the half title page "Love, Yoko Ono NYC '83." An oblong trade sized paperback in Excellent condition. Pages clean and bright. Some very light handling wear, otherwise Like New. A great earlier signature and a wonderful addition to any John Lennon, Beatles, or photography collection. We pack all our books with care and ship in cardboard boxes. We accept paypal. Additional photos emailed upon request. Overseas shipping is $43.00 Registered Mail. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Planet Books]
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        WILLEM DE KOONING. Signed.

      Abbeville Press, (1983)., New York: - First Edition Signed by Willem De Kooning with his characteristic 'De Kooning' on the half-title page. A bright, fresh copy concentrating on his early work, black and white abstractions, the women, the landscapes, sculpture and late paintings, in black cloth, white titles to the spine in a near fine pictorial dustwrapper (light use at the spine), with the artist's influential Woman V (1952-53) on the front cover. Small 4to. 136 pp. Stunning colour and black and white plates and illustrations throughout. With Chronology, Exhibitions, Public Collections, a Selected Bibliography and, 'The Artist's Statements', with excerpts from, What Abstract Art Means To Me, The Renaissance And Order, Content Is A Glimpse and an Interview with Harold Rosenberg. A befitting homage to the work of the Dutch American master of Abstract Expressionism. A volume in the Modern Masters Series. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Brvtvm fvlmen: or The bull of Pope Pius V. concerning the damnation, excommunication, and deposition of Q. Elizabeth : as also the absolution of her subjects of their oath of allegiance, with a peremptory injunction, upon pain of an anathema, never to Obe

      Printed by S Roycroft for Robert Clavel at the Peacock, London 1983 - [a2-a6]+[b-b7]+[c-c7]+[d-231]+[5] pages. Small square octavo (7 ¾" x 6 ¼") bound in full leather. Second edition. Thomas Barlow (1607-1691) was an English academic and clergyman, who became Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford and Bishop of Lincoln. He was considered, in his own times and by Edmund Venables writing in the Dictionary of National Biography, to have been a trimmer, a reputation mixed in with his academic and other writings on casuistry. His views were in fact Calvinist and strongly anti-Catholic, and he was one of the last English bishops to identify the Pope as the Antichrist He worked in the 1660s for the 'comprehension' of nonconformists, but supported the crackdown of the mid-1680s; and declared loyalty to James II of England on his accession, having strongly supported the Exclusion Bill which would have denied the Catholic James the succession. Pope Pius V's response to Queen Elizabeth I of England assuming governance of the Church of England included support of the imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots, and her supporters in their attempts to take over England "ex turpissima muliebris libidinis servitute". A brief English Catholic uprising, the Rising of the North, had just failed. Pius then issued a bull, Regnans in Excelsis, dated April 27, 1570, that declared Elizabeth I a heretic and released her subjects from their allegiance to her. In response, Elizabeth, who had thus far tolerated Catholic worship in private, now actively started persecuting them. Condition: Original bards with new period spine and red label with gilt lettering to spine corners rubbed and bumped else a good to very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        An outstanding pair of Richard Nixon letters regarding defensive missile systems and the nuclear arms race

      New York, NY, 1983 & 1984 Two typed letters signed ?RN? on Nixon's personal New York City stationery. Both letters are written to Joseph Kingsbury-Smith of Hearst Newspapers in Washington DC. Each measure 7.5" x10.5"The first letter is dated December 21, 1983, and reads: "With regard to your letter of December 12th, I hope that you will be able to follow through in urging joint Soviet/American development of non-nuclear defense systems in space. As you note, I covered this issue only briefly because of space limitations on pages 37 and 38 of Real Peace. I believe that a formal proposal that the Soviet Union join us in sharing research on such systems could well be the centerpiece of any arms control agreements that might be reached at a summit meeting. If we could proceed along these lines, the argument that developing a nulear defense system is an escalation of the arms race is completely demolished. If both countries go forward together, the goal would be to develop a common shield. If either acts sin

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      London Heinemann 1966-1983 - 8 volumes. First editions, the original English printings of each volumes. With a great profusion of illustrations in monochrome and colours, including maps, tables, charts, photographs, folding plates, and other decorations. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth, the spines lettered in gilt, the books all housed in their printed varied colour dust-jackets. xxxvi, 608; xxix, 775; xxxvii, 988; xvi, 967; xxvii, 1167; xx, 1308; xx, 1417; xxvii, 1438 pp. A fine set of this prodigious work. The books and dust-jackets are all in very handsome and pleasing condition. FIRST EDITION COMPLETE OF ONE OF THE MOST MONUMENTAL HISTORICAL TASKS EVER UNDERTAKEN, RESULTING IN ONE OF THE GREAT HISTORICAL WORKS EVER PRODUCED. Randolph Churchill, who began this great work with Martin Gilbert in the early 1960’s had the exclusive use of Sir Winston’s letters and papers. The form in which is the work is cast is summed up in the phrase that Randolph Churchill quotes from Lockhart: "He shall be his own biographer." And the authors present Churchill, a far as possible, through his own words. The first volume covers the years from Churchill’s birth to his return to England from an American lecture tour on the day of Queen Victoria’s funeral, in order to embark on his political career. The final volume spans Churchill’s life from the defeat of Germany in 1945 to his death nearly twenty years later. ‘No statesman of modern times--or indeed of any earlier age--has left such a wealth of personal letters, such a rich seam of private and public documentation, such vivid memories in the minds of those who worked closest to him or were at his side at both historic and amusing moments. Through these materials, assembled by Martin Gilbert during more than twenty years, one can trace Churchill’s moods, aims, actions, hopes and farsightedness. The many-sided nature of Churchill’s abilities, his enormous capacity for work when well into his seventies, his literary achievements, his optimism, his humanity, his humour, his belief in man’s capacity for self-improvement and survival, fill this volume with a rich tapestry of people and events, dominated not by the day-to-day struggle of politics and international conflicts but by an abiding sensitivity. Randolph Churchill died just after the second volume of this massive work was produced and Martin Gilbert continued the writing . He is one of Britain’s most distinguished historians. Following Randolph’s death in 1968 he was appointed the Official Biographer. During the twenty-five years spent on the biography, which reached completion in 1988, Mr. Gilbert wrote many other books on modern European history including AUSCHWITZ AND THE ALLIES, THE HOLOCAUST, and THE SECOND WORLD WAR as well as serving as editor of thirteen volumes of Churchill documents. The eight volume work offered here has been hailed as " stupendous achievement.of immense and permanent value." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Nobel Lecture. 7 December 1983.

      Lemington Spa, England: The Sixth Chamber Press, designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, 1983 - Octavo. Original tan morocco, titles and ruling to upper board gilt. In a marbled slipcase. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of 50 copies of the special copy bound in full niger morocco and signed by the author on the limitation leaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Der Zauberflöte zweiter Teil. Mit zehn Bildern von Roswitha Quadflieg.

      Hamburg, Raamin-Presse, 1983.. 4to. (30,4:19,2 cm). 50 nicht nummerierte Blätter in Blockbuchbindung, mit 10 (8 ganzseitigen farbigen) Originalradierungen von Roswitha Quadflieg. Hellgrau gefärbter Orig.-Kalbslederband von Christian Zwang mit Rückentitel, Rücken schwach gebräunt.. 14. Druck der Raamin-Presse. - Eins von 150 nummerierten und signierten Exemplaren des Handpressendrucks mit den Originalradierungen von Roswita Quadflieg, die auch die Gestaltung, den Handsatz und den Druck der Textseiten besorgte. Acht der zehn Bilder entstanden durch den kombinierten Druck von je zwei Stichen in Kunstharz und einer Radierung in zwei Farben, zwei durch den Druck der Radierung auf eine getönte Fläche. Schöner zweifarbiger Druck auf handgeschöpftem blauem Japanpapier 'Mingei': "Der Gestalter hatte also bei diesem Buch die Vorstellung, Goethes Zauberflöte müsse aus diesem tiefen Blau heraus in Erscheinung treten, herausgedruckt werden. [...] Und nicht nur einfach aus Blau [...], sondern aus diesem ganz besonderen, fast stoffartigen weichem Papier. Die Seiten, so seine Vorstellung, sollten 'weich wie ein Theatervorhang' durch die Hände gleiten und dazwischen die Figuren und Buchstaben wie in einem Guckkasten tanzen könnnen, stark farbig, abwechselnd zwischen matt und glänzend, je nachdem, von welcher Seite das Licht auf sie fallen würde." (aus beiliegenden "Nachrichten aus Schenefeld, Nummer 8", mit Beschreibung des aufwändigen Druckverfahrens, in welchem die Schrift negativ gedruckt wurde).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat C. Rinnelt - (Versand mit Dt]
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        Something Wicked This Way Comes

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First as such. Hardbound. fine with nice bright d.j. [that has a tiny scratch at the front at the top and one tiny nick near the spine at the front]. This a presentation copy to a bookdealer, signed and dated by Bradbury in 1986. . one of 70 special copies prepared for Bradbury by Knopf when they took over this title. aeg [all edges gilt].

      [Bookseller: riverrun book shop]
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      London St. Michael / Purnell 1983 - Image size 150 x 198 mm, 6 x 7¾ inches, a charming river scene with beautiful trees on the far bank, a small rowing boat in the foreground, Ratty on the oars and Mole pointing at the wild wood. Signed "BIRO" on the lower edge of the image at the left. In large cream mount. A Fine example. This edition produced for Marks & Spencer, contained 50 illustrations by the versatile and prolific Hungtarian artist Val Biro, famous amongst other things, for the Gumdrop series. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Le Bestiaire - ou Cortège d'Orphée (illus. Yvonne Sassinot)

      Societe Normande des Amis du Livre, Rouen 1983 - Rouen. Societe Normande des Amis du Livre. 1983. In-folio. Avec plusieurs illustrations hors-texte en couleurs de l'artiste et costumière, Yvonne Sassinot. Tirage à 115 exemplaires seulement - celui-ci porte le numéro 55 et comprend aussi la carte illustrée et signée par Sassinot du dîner de présentation du livre. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise cartonnée at emboîtage d'origine. Un très beau livre en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        Hot Water Music

      Black Sparrow Press 1983 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies with an ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING by Bukowski. This copy is in excellent condition and the OIL PAINTING IS STILL VIBRANT IN COLOR. This oil painting has been kept in nice condition, and the wax paper is still in the book protecting the art work. The painting is ideal for Bukowski collectors. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. This is copy number 83 of 100 copies SIGNED by Charles Bukowski. Overall, one of the nicest copies of this deluxe edition that a customer could hope to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Bring Me Your Love. Illustrations by R. Crumb.

      Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara. "Printed June 1983 in Santa Barbara for the Black Sparrow Press by Graham Mackintosh. Illustrations by R. Crumb. Design by Barbara Martin. Handbinding by Earle Gray. This edition is limited to 376 hardcover copies numbered & signed by Charles Bukowski & R. Crumb. [number]: 20 [signed]: R. Crumb Charles Bukowski". - 7 3/4 inches x 10 7/8 in., 14 pp. + signed limitation page. Dark blue cloth spine and sides with printed paper title label, mounted on the spine, color design printed tan paper over boards, with R. Crumb artwork on the front cover, pink endpapers; plain plastic dustjacet. The dustjacket surfaces show a little very light rubbing. Krumhansl 79 b; p. 93. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip

      Blackrose Editions, (No place 1983 - First separate edition. Broadsheet. 10.5" x 14.5". Fine. One of 26 lettered copies printed by The Grenfell Press and Signed by Bukowski with a little self-portrait. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Après coup précédé par Le ressassement éternel.

      Les éditions de minuit 1983 - - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1983, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Edition en partie originale, un des 97 ex numérotés sur Arches, seuls grands papiers. Rare et très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The North American Cowboy: A Portrait

      Consortium Press, The, Prescott, Arizona - [copyright date 1983], 1st Edition (stated). (Hardcover) Fine in fine dust jacket. 123pp. Square folio in original gilt lettered cloth and dust jacket with illustrations from photographs by the author. Foreword by John Nichols. Introduction by Kurt Markus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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      Pierre Berès, Paris 1983 - EDITION ORIGINALE de cette version française réalisée avec la collaboration de Michel Deguy et Jacques Dupin. Postface de Maurice Blanchot. Hors texte, 15 LITHOGRAPHIES originales d'Henri MICHAUX, dont le frontispice et deux à double page ; neuf sont avec du brun et/ou du bleu. Tirage à 120 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, signés par l'auteur et le peintre. Un des 15 accompagnés d'une SUITE SUR JAPON DES LITHOGRAPHIES de MICHAUX, chaque planche justifiée et signée. Bel exemplaire en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui. ---------- Henri Michaux a toujours refusé de s'engager pour des causes publiques, à de rares exceptions. La première fut la défense du poète et peintre d'Afrique du Sud Breyten Breytenbach, blanc, militant antiapartheid et anticolonialiste emprisonné dans son pays de 1975 à 1982 puis exilé à Paris. Et puis il y eut le poète russe Vadim Kozovoï, prisonnier politique de 1957 à 1963 et qui à sa libération traduisit deux livres de Michaux. Les deux hommes avaient alors échangé une correspondance nourrie d'admiration et de reconnaissance avant qu'en 1981, grâce entre autre au soutien de Michaux, Kozovoï obtienne après bien des démarches l'autorisation de se rendre en France. A Paris, il rencontre enfin l'auteur de MEIDOSEMS qui va encore l'aider, et qui accepte - chose exceptionnelle - d'illustrer de lithographies originales son livre HORS DE LA COLLINE [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Lives I've Never Lived: A Portrait of Minor White

      Arc Press, Cleveland, OH 1983 - catalog10/12 First printing, 1983, Number XI of XXV copies signed with facsimile lithograph signature of Minor White and directly by Abe Frajndlich (as well as personal inscription from Frajndlich), accompanied by signed silver print of "Minor in Leather Jacket". Oblong quarto, bound in gray cloth in slipcase, printed on art paper, the photographer's homage to his mentor and teacher, Minor White, the great Zone System photographer and guru. 80 pp, text and photoplates. Book is near fine with a couple small unexplainable indentations on front pastedown; slipcase is very good with some mild soil and faint splotch mark on one side. The photograph of White has been nicely framed and glazed. The visible image measures 8.25 x 12.75 inches, the frame measures 21 x 17. Extra postage, especially overseas shipping, required. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Complete Poetical Works of T. E. Hulme with a Prefatory Note by Ezra Pound.

      Bits Press [Cleveland, Ohio]. Number 18 of 28 numbered copies, signed by Michael Gutzwiller. 1983 - [Limitation Statement]: "Handset in 18 point Goudy Oldstyle and printed by Robert Wallace; on paper handmade specially for this edition by James Vanden Boom; with three holograph ink and watercolor drawings by Michael Gutzwiller in each copy; and handbound by Karen Esper in linen and original papers in an edition of 28 copies. This is copy No. 18. [signed]: Michael Gutzwiller". 8 inches x 12 3/4 in., title-page; Prefatory Note by Ezra Pound (from Ripostes, 1912); unpaginated [24]pp., with three mounted drawings, done in black ink and colors. Sewn into a specially made tan-gray paper wrapper,(with the maker's watermark on the front cover of this copy), with the author's name stamped in gold on the front cover (the deckled fore-edge of the paper cover show a tiny split to the edge). Preserved in a sturdy, tan-gray linen cloth-covered, drop-back box with a mounted, gray paper title label, with author's name in gilt, on the spine of the slipcase. Very scarce item, and one of the finest productions of The Bits Press. Titles of the five poems printed: Autumn; Mana Aboda; Above the Dock; The Embankment; Conversion. Followed by a short biographical & bibliographical afterword. Weight: 2 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Faksimile - Das Graduale von Sankt Katharinenthal [Katharinental]. [Faksimile-Ausgabe u. Kommentarband].

      Luzern, Faksimile-Vlg., 1983 - Graduale: 2° (50 x 35 cm), 314 farb. Bl. m. 71 tlw. m. Blattgold geschmückten Miniaturen, 13 ornamentale Initialen; Kommentarband: 4°, IX, 347 S., 85 Textabb. u. 1 Schallplatte., Graduale: OLdr. auf 3 echten Bünden m. 2 Ldr.-Schliessen, Eisenbeschlägen u Mittelrosette in Holzkiste. Kommentarbd.: OHLdr., Faksimile tadellos. Kommentarbd.: Min Vergriffen. Nr. 816 von 930 arab. num. Exemplaren. Erstklassiges Faksimile der 1312 entstandenen Prachthandschrift, eines der bedeutendsten gotischen Kunstwerke der Schweiz, entstanden im Kloster St. Katharinenthal bei Diessenhofen. Der Textband mit der erstmaligen und umfassenden wissenschaftlichen Bearbeitung des Graduale. Das Faksimile wurde getreu dem Original im Format von 48 x 35 cm faksimiliert. Jedes der 314 Blätter sowie die nachgewiesenen Fragmente der beiden im Codex fehlenden Blätter wurden wiedergegeben. Sämtliche Blätter wurden originalgetreu randbeschnitten und danach von Hand auf echte Bünde geheftet. Der Einband besteht aus echtem Nappaleder und ist mit Eckbeschlägen, einer Mittelrosette und Schließen versehen. Der wissenschaftliche Kommentarband setzt sich ausführlich mit dem Graduale von St. Katharinenthal auseinander. Verlagswerbung: «Das Graduale von St. Katharinenthal ist eines der bedeutendsten gotischen Kunstwerke der Schweiz und von unschätzbarem Wert für die Geistes-, Liturgie-, Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte des beginnenden Spätmittelalters. Ein Graduale ist ein liturgisches Buch, das jene Gesänge mit Notation enthält, die in lateinischer Sprache nach dem Kalender wechselnd im feierlichen Hochamt vorgetragen wurden. Für den Chor waren sehr große Bände notwendig, aus denen man selbst aus größerer Entfernung noch gemeinsam singen konnte. Das erklärt auch die imposante Größe des Codex: die 628 Seiten (314 Blätter) haben ein Format von 48 x 35 cm. Aufgrund eines handschriftlichen Eintrags auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels lassen sich sowohl die Herkunft des Manuskripts aus dem Kloster St. Katharinental in der Nähe von Dießenhofen in der Schweiz als auch die Zeit der Vollendung der Handschrift um 1312 erschließen. Auf ein Blatt mit kalendarischen Angaben folgen 626 Seiten mit den lateinischen Gesängen nach dem Ritus des Dominikanerordens in gotischer Schrift. Die Noten sind im gregorianischen Vierliniensystem aufgezeichnet, wobei jede Seite neun Text- und neun Notenzeilen umfaßt. Die Texte, in damals üblicher "Littera textualis" geschrieben, verraten einen geübten Schreiber. Der Bilderschmuck des Werkes besteht aus 71 zierlich gemalten, reich mit Blattgold versehenen, farbenfrischen Miniaturen und 13 ornamentalen Prachtinitialen sowie unzähligen fein verzierten kalligraphischen Anfangsbuchstaben. An der großartigen künstlerischen Ausschmückung waren mindestens sechs, wenn nicht gar sieben Hände beteiligt. Es ist jedoch schwierig, eine genaue Händescheidung durchzuführen; sie sind nur in einzelnen Fällen möglich, in anderen bestehen jedoch gewisse Unsicherheiten, die nicht gänzlich ausgeräumt werden konnten. Als sicher kann jedoch gelten, daß zwei Hauptmeister an der Ausstattung des Graduale von St. Katharinenthal beteiligt waren. Beide neigen zu monumentalen Formen und zeichnen sich durch hohe technische Perfektion aus. Die Miniaturen des Graduale sind insgesamt Spitzenleistungen gotischer Kunst. In ihrer strahlenden Luzidität, in ihrer Empfindsamkeit und ihrem vornehmen Charme, auch in der Besinnung auf das formal Wesentliche und die gelassene Klarheit der Komposition sind diese Miniaturen mehr als alle anderen Werke des Bodenseeraumes führend in der europäischen Kunstsprache. Das 1312 entstandene Graduale blieb bis ins 19. Jahrhundert hinein im Kloster Katharinenthal in Gebrauch. Auf welchen Wegen die Handschrift in den Jahren um 1820 in den Besitz eines Konstanzer Antiquars gelangte, ist bis heute unbekannt. Dieser machte das Graduale zum Mittelpunkt seines Museums. Er war es vermutlich auch, der die beiden am reichsten mit Miniaturen versehenen Seiten extrahierte. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Luzerner Chronik des Diebold Schilling 1513.

      Faksimile Verlag,, Luzern, 1983 - Faksimile und Kommentarband in 2 Bden. Luzern, Faksimile Verlag, 1983. Folio (39,5x28,5 cm). 684 Seiten, 1 Bl. (Faksimile); 724 S. mit vielen Abb. ( Kommentarband). O-Ledereinband mit Prägungen und Messingbeschlägen, Mittelrosetten und Schliessen; Kommentarband in OHLdr. Tadellose Erhaltung. Eines von 980 num. Exemplaren. Wissenschatliche Mitarbeiter: Peter Rück, Gottfried Boesch, Carl Pfaff, Pascal Ladner, Eduard Studer und Alfred A. Schmid. - "Die Luzerner Chronik des Diebold Schilling aus dem Jahr 1513 gilt als schönste alte Bilderchronik der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft. Sie ist ein bedeutender Spiegle des politischen, gesellschaftlichen, wirtschaftlichen und religiösen Geschehens einer Stadt und eines Landes im Mittelalter". Geschrieben in der spätmittelalterlichen Bastarda-Schrift. Die 237 Textseiten und 443 illustrierten Seiten sind originalgetreu faksimiliert. Mit mehreren doppelseitigen Illuminationen. - "Der Text der Handschrift beschreibt die Geschiche der Eidgenossenschaft von den Anfängen bis 1513. Angesprochen wird vor allem die jüngere Geschichte, also die Zeit zwischen 1474 und 1513". - Die Illustrationen sind von Diebold Schilling sowie von einem zweiten unbekannt gebliebenen Meister. Der (Luzerner) Diebold Schilling (geb. 1460 bis ca. 1522) war der Neffe des Diebold Schilling, der die Spiezer und die Burgenderchronik verfasste. - Alle Doppelblätter wurden von Hand auf sechs echte Bünde geheftet. An Ober- und Unterseite wurde das Kapitalband mit blauem und weissem Hanf handumstochen. - Der Kommentarband mit vollständiger Transkription des Textes, mit Kommentaren sowie historischen und kunsthistorischen Interpretationen der Handschrift und ihres Umfeldes. Jede einzelne Bildseite der Chronik ist nochmals schwarzweiss in verkleinerter Form reproduziert und beschrieben. - Faksimile in Orig.-Holzschachtel. - Vorsatz mit Namenszug u. vermerk des Vorbesitzers, Schönes Exemplar. O-Ledereinband mit Prägungen und Messingbeschlägen, Mittelrosetten und Schliessen; Kommentarband in OHLdr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        American Whalers in the Western Arctic. A Complete Set of 12 Signed Prints.

      William Gilkerson, Nova Scotia - 1983, limited printing. () Fine. Lithographs on high-quality paper. Paper: 15" by 19" Image: 12.25" by 17.25". Produced for inclusion with Gilkerson's American Whalers in the Western Arctic, this is a complete set of the series of 12 prints by the marine artist, author, and historian. From his website: "Gilkerson's drawings, watercolours, and oils have been featured in a dozen major institutional exhibitions; they have been anthologized and reproduced in scores of books, magazines, and on film. As of this moment, some 50 prints and lithographs of his pictures have been produced." All prints signed by Gilkerson. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan

      Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha, 1983., 1983. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st edition ; 9 large volumes ; illustrated ; 29 cm. ; uniformly bound in dark blue cloth with light blue designs and gold lettering ; ex-lib., stamps, labels, (3235 pp.) ; ISBN: 0870116207 (set) ; 0870116215 (v. 1); 0870116223 (v. 2); 0870116231 (v . 3); 087011624X (v. 4); 0870116258 (v. 5); 0870116266 (v. 6); 0870116274 (v. 7); 0870116282 (v. 8); 0870116290 (v. 9); LCCN: 83-80778 ; OCLC: 9854358 ; "the first comprehensive encyclopedia seeking to present the totality of a major world culture i n a foreign language...some 680 Japanese and 524 non-Japanese scholars from 27 nations have contributed articles to it...about 40 percent was produced by Japanese while the remaining 60 percent was produced by foreign scholars....It...contains the results of the latest scholarship as marshalled by acknowledged experts in each field, and has 9,417 entries covering 37 categories of information, from such standard ones as history, literature, art, religion, economy, and geography to less obvious fields, such as science, technology, law, women, folklore, plant and animal life, food, clothing, sports and leisure. Its articles are divided into 123 major presentations of more than 3,500 words each, 1,429 medium-length articles of around 750 to 2,500 words, and 7,865 shorter entries of 50 to 500 words...with approximately 1,000 photographs, maps and charts, and a ninth index volume, which contains many thousands of names and words mentioned but not given separate entries in the encyclopedia and with Japanese characters included for all proper nouns and other important items for purposes of reference..." ; "The Encyclopedia of Japan represents the consummation of two decades of efforts..." ; this is the finest, most comprehensive encyclopedia on Japan ever published in English, and will undoubtedly never again be printed, as its modern version is online by paid subscription only; most sets are in institutional hands and are unlikely to make their way onto the market, therefore the availability of this set is limited ; Note: additional fees may be requested to cover the cost of shipping for this set ; presentation plate in front of each volume ; apart from the usual library markings, this set is very clean ; VG.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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        TEN YEARS IN AN OPEN NECKED SHIRT. And Other Poems. Original Manuscript and typescipts.

      Arena. Published by Arrow books. London.,1983 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5 inches). Paperback. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings by Steve Maguire. A very good copy with some minor rubbing to the edges but generally bright and tight. ---- With; A folder containing five A4 typescript and partial manuscript leaves of poems by Clarke that feature in the book, all in an early form and different from the published version, some quite substantially so. Number 1. Spilt Beans. -- 47 line poem. 31 lines (4 stanzas) typescript and the final 16 lines manuscript in JCC's hand in green ink. This version is very different to the published text. --- Number 2. Salome (published as Salome Maloney). 40 Line poem in 10 typed stanzas. This version substantially different to the published version. --- Number 3. Readers Wives. 20 line poem. 16 lines (4 stanzas) typed and four lines in JCC hand in green ink. There is a line and arrow showing the manuscript verse belongs between the second and third typed verses. This has some minor differences to the published version. --- Number. 4. Psycle Sluts (part 2). 54 lines (7 stanzas) typed. This has minor differences to the published version. --- Number 5. Bronze Adonis. 74 lines (8 stanzas) typed on 2 sides of the sheet. This has minor differences from the published version, and, more importantly, a whole 10 line stanza (the last) that was not published. Also included in the folder are 9 photographic reproductions of Steve Maguire's illustrations. Formerly the property of Writer and Publisher Jay Landesman (1919 - 2011).: [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Nineteenth Century Trade Binding.

      (Oxford) Plough Press 1983 - Tall octavo. 48 pp. From an edition of 100 copies, this is one of forty-five deluxe copies containing an engraved brass binder's tool. Illustrated with twenty-seven text illustrations printed in blue. Wakeman's text on the materials and technique used in nineteenth century bindings is accompanied by a folder containing samples of cloth patterns and leathers, and a metal type slug. The book and the folder are very fine in canvas-covered boards with paper spine labels, housed in a slipcase. T.e.g. Prospectus laid in. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Aloys Zötl (1803 - 1887). El Bestiario De Aloys Zötl

      Franco María Ricci, Milán 1983 - Introducción de Giovanni Mariotti y postfacio de José Pierre. Traducción de Matilde Herrera. PRIMERA EDCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL. FIRST SPANISH EDITION. NUMERADA (ejemplar núm. 3461). Colección "Los Signos del hombre" núm. 3. Papel hecho a mano fabricado por Pietro Miliani de Fabriano . Editado por Franco María Ricci. EXCELENTE ejemplar de tapa dura cubierto en seda con excelente caja protectora. 161pp + colofón [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 101Poe /La FOTO del libro es descripción]
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        Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus --- Signed By Stephen King

      N.Y.: Dodd, Mead, 1983, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1983. ----------hardcover, a Fine unread copy in a Near Fine tissue dustwrapper with a bit of browning to spine of tissue jacket, the jacket is intended just for shipping protection and was likely discarded from most copies, in a Near Fine/Fine slipcase, signed by KING and WRIGHTSON, one of 500 copies, a luscious edition, quite scarce to the secondary market, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Berni Wrightson / Bernie Wrightson.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        A Book of Small Flies. [With essays] by Rene Harrop, Poul Jorgensen, Eric Leiser, John Merwin, S.A. Neff, Jr., and Ernest Schwiebert

      Arlington, Vermont: Isaac Oelgart, 1983 - A splendid little item, printed in brown and black, with a hand-colored plate by Al Barker as frontispiece to the text volume. The flies, all on size 20 hooks, are "Rusty Spinner" & "Olive Spinner" tied by Schwiebert, "Baetis Nymph" & "Microcaddis Pupa" tied by Jorgensen, "Slate/Tan No Hackle" & "Quill Gordon" tied by Harrop, "ANt" & "Beetle" tied by Neff. Uncommon and beautiful First edition, one of a total edition of 60 copies, only 47 available for sale. 2 vols., 64mo (2-7/8 x 2-1/4 inches). Illustrated with decorations by Elisabeth Hyder, with an original frontispiece etching by Al Barker. Vol. I is text; Vol.II displays 8 mounted flies tied by Schwiebert, Harrop, Jorgensen, and Neff. Original full brown morocco, gilt, by Gray Parrot. Fine in original cloth slipcase. With prospectus. Litchfield 128; Hurley , A Checklist of Miniature Angling Books, #26 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Dallas: Somesuch Press, 1983. 24pp. This copy features a romantic designer binding by the British bookbinder Nicky Oliver and is also inscribed by Stanley Marcus, noted miniature book collector and proprietor of the Somesuch Press, to his friend and fellow microbibliophile Donn Sanford. A collection of love poems by Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Browning, illustrated with two United States "Love" stamps and a British stamp in honor of St. Valentine's Day. Printed by the Feathered Serpent Press in black with vignettes and ornaments in bright red. Inspired by the hints of red, small illustrations, and swirling floral motifs in the text, Oliver bound the book in fair goatskin that she painted and printed with pieces of floral lace dipped in coral-hued leather dye. The covers have a subtle sheen, and in the artist's statement she notes that "Gold foil was stencilled onto the surface of the leather and distressed to highlight the lace design." Gilt-tooled dots also trace some of the lines of the pattern and decorate all three pink edges of the book. Pieces of lace and oil-based inks were used to relief-print the pink, leather-jointed endpapers, which were also accented with subtle gilt-tooling. Housed in a handsome black quarter-morocco box adorned with decorated leather strips matching the binding and a gilt-titled pink lettering piece to the spine. Oliver's artistic background is in illustration and design, and she seeks to incorporate elements of these into her bindings. She was named a Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders in 2010 and has won several awards in their recent competitions. These achievements include "the Silver Triple" in the 2010 competition, with first prize for set book, open choice book, and the Edgar Mansfield Medal for best book. Extremely fine. (Bradbury, p. 281). (2 7/8 by 2 5/8; 73x67mm).

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      Dallas, TX: The Somesuch Press, 1983. cloth, dust jackets. Miniature Books. miniature book (7.6 x 5.3 cm). cloth, dust jackets. xii,383, (3); xii,227,(3) pages. 2 Volumes. First volume limited to 500 numbered copies; second to 850 numbered copies (Bradbury, Somesuch Press 1 and 15). Presentation by the author on front free endpaper. Author's memoirs of his days as chairman of the Nieman Marcus department store chain. Frontispiece and black and white illustrations in first volume. Black and white illustrations throughout second volume. Dust jackets lightly worn at edges.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Cosmografía. Códice Latino. Biblioteca Universitaria de Valencia (s. XV). Introducción por Víctor Navarro Brotons. Traducción y notas por Ángel Aguirre Álvarez, V. Navarro y Enrique Rodríguez Galdeano

      Vicent García, Paterna (Valencia) 1983 - Gran folio., 2 vols. (vol 1: facsímil de 114 hojas en papel envejecido imitando vitela, con espectaculares 54 p. de mapas a todo color, con pan de oro; vol. 2: 208 p. en gran papel). Ejemplar sellado y rubricado, núm. 870 de una tirada de 3000 ejemplares. Primer vol.: plena piel, puntas metálicas, nervios, ruedas con motivos geométricos gofradas en planos; vol. 2: media piel, nervios. Debidamente estuchado en tela. Buen ejemplar. Espectacular facsímil de los ocho libros de la "Geografía" de Ptolomeo, cuyo título se cambió por Cosmografía, acompañado de su estudio y de la traducción castellana del texto latino. Contiene la definición y el objeto de la cosmografía, indicaciones sobre la situación de todos los territorios conocidos, y 27 mapas, un mapamundi y 26 mapas regionales, todos ellos publicados a doble página, en color, recuadrados en pan de oro, con indicaciones manuscritas al margen, en latín, impresas a dos tintas. Las interesantes mediciones y aportaciones de Ptolomeo a la geografía, convierten esta obra en un verdadero atlas, como ha hecho notar el editor valenciano, que ha titulado así la obra en el plano del volumen complementario y en estuche. Cosmografía. Atlas. Facsímiles. Geografía. Ciencias. Cosmography. Atlases. Facsimile. Geography. Sciences.

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        The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700

      Holland Press, London 1983 - The standard and essential reference work on antique world maps, including works by Ortelius, Mercator, Hondius, Blaeu, DeWit, Visscher, Speed, Coronelli, and many others. The book is illustrated with a color frontispiece spread and over 440 plates, 19 in color. This is a first edition in the original maroon cloth binding and dust jacket, with matching cloth-covered slipcase. The author, Rodney W. Shirley, is a leading scholarly authority on maps, based in the U.K. He is a member of the Advisory Council (as of January 2009) and a past president of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS). Condition: Contents very good with light handling, and light dusting to top edge. Dust jacket very good, a little bit handled, some light soiling and a few small scratches. Slip case very good with some light toning, soiling, wear. Shipping: Due to the size and weight of this book, U.S. shipping is $20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Glazer Gallery]
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      Paris, France: Contrejour, 1983 - 1st Printing. Signed. 104 pages. Published in 1983. Collection of photographs. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, including the Aperture Edition, which is based on it. The edition is now rare. A stupendous production by Gilles Peress and Claude Nori: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Gilles Peress. His telexes are brilliantly reproduced at the bottom of the images and give an urgency not only to the photographs but to the life of one restless photojournalist living in a foreign land from day to day. Essay by Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi appended at the end. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper in Paris, France to the very highest standards. In publisher's original inner plastic and outer paper shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the finest photographic account ever produced by a Western photojournalist of the Iranian post-revolutionary situation. Peress was appalled by the one-sided and heavily propagandistic American coverage of the Iranian hostage crisis. With money from the National Endowment for the Arts, he flew to Iran on virtually a whim and photographed what he saw, experienced, and felt during a five-week period, from December 1979 through January 1980. The resulting images were lavished with praise and with a rare unanimity: "A book of brilliant visual nervousness between covers" (Cornell Capa). "I appreciate so much the visual strength of Gilles Peress' photographs. They depict an Iran so different from the one I knew through reading and my travels" (Henri Cartier-Bresson). Apart from the sheer vitality of the images, the book has become a landmark in photographic book design and has lost none of its daring innovativeness, impeccable beauty, and palpable immediacy. There is a fluidity to Peress' images that could only have come from his intuitive genius. Peress may never have read Canetti's great book on crowds, "Crowds And Power". But his book is the closest thing photography has ever achieved in capturing groups in action: "To the crowd in its nakedness everything seems a Bastille" (Elias Canetti). "I wanted to be there, to see it with my own eyes, without responsibility or commitment, either political, visual or conceptual, to anyone" (Gilles Peress). A masterpiece, this is an absolute "must-have" title for Gilles Peress collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black marker on the front free endpaper by Gilles Peress. It is also magnificently titled, signed, and dated in metallic-silver marker on the publisher's outer black paper wrap by the photographer: "Telex: Persan Gilles Peress 2006". The signature glows beautifully against the light. This is an Import title and is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Edition still available online, is the only such signed and titled copy we have ever found, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap (both the inner plastic and the outer paper), and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 100 plates. Gilles Peress' "Telex: Iran" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest living photojournalists. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GILLES PERESS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3931141365. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Telex Iran: In the Name of Revolution.

      Aperture, New York 1983 - First American edition, published simultaneously with the first French edition of the photojournalist's first book. Folio, original stiff photographic wrappers, photographic endpapers. Inscribed by Gilles Peress. In fine condition. Roth 101; Open Book, 330; Parr and Badger II, 252. Peress described his art well when he said, "I work much more like a forensic photographer in a certain way, collecting evidence. I've started to take more still lifes, like a police photographer, collecting evidence as a witness. I've started to borrow a different strategy than that of the classic photojournalist. The work is much more factual and much less about good photography. I don't care that much anymore about "good photography." I'm gathering evidence for history, so that we remember" (U.S. News). "Telex Iran chronicles the crisis in United States-Iran relations in late 1979 and early 1980 when militant Iranian students seized the American Embassy and held its inhabitants hostage. Peress' book is oversized, graphically bold and provides numerous perspectives on an extremely sensitive political problem Along with reportage of major political events, Peress' pictures record mundane spaces, places, people and moments of Iranian life in order to emphasize the incomprehensibility and confusion of the environment before his eyes. In this way the photographer is able to visualize precisely the culture gap that made such a historical misunderstanding possible. It is a brilliant tactic" (Roth, 28). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Telex Iran - In The Name Of Revolution

      Aperture New York 1983 - True First Edition. 101 pages. Essay by Gholam- Hossein Sa'edi. 38cm x 27cm (=14,9"x10,6"). Binding tight and intact, (never opened too far). All plates clean and clear. Illustrated stiff wrappers have always been additionally protected with easily removable glassine-wrappers. This fragile book has been treated as a collector's item. Flawless like new condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gura]
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